S. F. Files Suit Against Petco
The San Diego Union-Tribune (CA), June 20, 2002
San Francisco has sued San Diego-based Petco Animal Supplies Inc. for allegedly keeping dead or poorly cared for animals on the shelves at two San Francisco locations. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said inspectors and customers found sick and dead birds, a dead moldy turtle and a dead toad at the Petco stores. Herrera is seeking a court order blocking Petco stores from selling animals in the city.
"What was most disturbing was the fact that the cruelty and pattern of brazen violations of San Francisco health and safety standards continued over three years," Herrera said. A Petco spokesman said he was surprised by the city's lawsuit since the company's regional managers regularly visit stores to perform spot inspections.
Settles Suit Alleging Abuse, Overcharging
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